Employee Q&A: Shannon Grigsby


Meet Shannon Grigsby, Staff Accounts Payable Specialist at The Building People! She is a key member of our Accounts Payable team. Shannon has been with The Building People for three years and has over 20 years experience in Accounts Payable.

Here’s more from Shannon about her background and role at TBP:

What is your professional background?

Prior to joining The Building People, I spent the past 20 years building my career as an Accounts Payable guru working for different companies in the Northern Virginia area. I started out working at Sprint LLD as a Billing Analyst and then dabbled in the corporate retail world for a couple of years at French Country Living, Inc. I then spent the next ten years working for government contractors as an Accounts Payable Coordinator and Supervisor for Intercall and Harris CapRock Communications. I ended these two decades working for the homebuilder Comstock Homebuilding, Inc.

What is your current role at TBP?

I am the Staff Accounts Payable Specialist at TBP.

Can you tell us about the work you do at TBP?

I am the gatekeeper of all things “payables”. I fulfill my enthusiasm for number crunching and problem solving by ensuring that all subcontractor and vendor invoices are received and processed in accordance with the terms of their contracts and agreements. The completion of these payments enables our company to efficiently manage the job sites for each customer, along with allowing our headquarters office to run efficiently.

What is a fun fact about you that people may not know?

I am quite a jokester. My family is constantly telling me that I play too much. When speaking to them, I often have to start sentences with “I’m being serious when I say this.”

What do you like most about working in your role?

The thing that I like most about working in my role is that it allows me to interact with the various departments and projects within the company. This, in turn, helps me to learn more and understand the different processes entailed in making our company the successful business that it is today.

How do you define success?

To me, success is not defined by the size of your bank account, car you drive, or house you live in. Success is when you are truly happy within yourself, at peace with all decisions that you have made, have found a career that you love, look forward to waking up each morning to work to further it, and, most importantly, have loved ones to enjoy life with.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?

I would learn all things about vehicle mechanics. For some reason, I have always been fascinated with auto repair. I once dreamed of opening Virginia’s first all women owned and operated auto repair shop.

What is a favorite quote that resonates with you?

“Don’t stress over the things that you can’t control.”

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

To remember that no matter where you are or what you are doing, you are always representing the company that you work for.

What is the accomplishment you are the proudest of to date?

The accomplishment that I am most proud of to date is that I have raised three beautiful daughters who have become exceptional women.

Shannon and family at a graduation party


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